Isle of View

Isle of View LovelornLoveworn Love LostPerplexed Prince Dolph Xanth s precocious shapeshifter should be in love but isn t Nonetheless he must choose between two fiancees Nada the uninterested and Electra the un

LovelornLoveworn Love LostPerplexed Prince Dolph, Xanth s precocious shapeshifter, should be in love but isn t Nonetheless, he must choose between two fiancees Nada the uninterested and Electra the uninteresting or all three of them will suffer the most dire consequences Luckily a convenient catastrophe has popped up to distract Dolph from his dilemma the foal nappingLovelornLoveworn Love LostPerplexed Prince Dolph, Xanth s precocious shapeshifter, should be in love but isn t Nonetheless, he must choose between two fiancees Nada the uninterested and Electra the uninteresting or all three of them will suffer the most dire consequences Luckily a convenient catastrophe has popped up to distract Dolph from his dilemma the foal napping of young Che Centaur by goblins And the only one who knows where Che is is a nice but remarkably naive elflike girl named Jenny from the World of Two Moons If anyone can save the missing centaure sure can t.

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  1. Though he spent the first four years of his life in England, Piers never returned to live in his country of birth after moving to Spain and immigrated to America at age six After graduating with a B.A from Goddard College, he married one of his fellow students and and spent fifteen years in an assortment of professions before he began writing fiction full time.Piers is a self proclaimed environmentalist and lives on a tree farm in Florida with his wife They have two grown daughterscmillan author piersa

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  1. The last Xanth book that I read30 December 2011 Well, I am finally at the end of all of the Xanth novels that I have read I really do not know why I went through them all and wrote a comment on them, but I guess it is something that I felt that I had to do I guess I really did persist through these novels, but then at the time that I was reading them, I was enjoying them, however I stopped here, for numerous reasons I guess one of the main reasons is that I temporarily moved away from reading Wh [...]


  2. I read through 17 of the Xanth series over a short period of time, years ago, and remember this as my favorite In re reading it, I picked up right where I left off in love with Piers Anthony s style of writing The puns, plot twists and cohesiveness are exhilerating Let s just say that the Isle is a place where a Prince can t say I love you or pick the right girl to marry In between this underlying dilemma, this 13th of the series adds goblins, a Centaur, and magical Elf girl Jenny and a love tri [...]


  3. I giggled when I read about Jenny Elf I m a huge fan of Elfquest so it was great to have this cute crossover.



  4. The Xanth novels are a quick, fun and funny read Great starter books for young fantasy readers There is a ton of them and you can pick up any of them and start Very recommended


  5. The story I just finished reading was called Isle of View , and it is the thirteenth book in the Xanth series In this book, there were many main characters The main characters that were in the book the most often were Prince Dolph, Jenny Elf, Che Centaur, Chex centaur, Nada, and Electra In the story, the young winged centaur, named Che, was kidnapped by goblins Chex centaur, who is Che s mother, gets prince Dolph, Nada, and Electra to help find her foal along with some others At about the same t [...]




  6. My note when I read it in 1994 a Xanth adventure which is sort of a children s book with soooooo many puns Mildly interesting but hard to finish.


  7. Another great book by Piers Anthony in the Xanth series And for those of us who know the real story behind JennyElf we give the author three huge cheers


  8. This is the 13th in the Xanth series and the books are very good This book is not quite as punny but is a good story and the resolution of Dolph s Dilemma is revealed in the last chapter.


  9. So much of life is random chance In Isle Of View, a character is introduced to Xanth Jenny the Elf She s one of the Elfquest elves who winds up in Xanth through a hole in the something that quickly gets plugged after two monsters briefly come through.In the author s note, Piers Anthony explains that Jenny The Elf is based on Jenny Gildwarg, who in the late 80s was hit by a drunk driver and ended up in a coma when she was about 12 Her parents thought it might help if she got a note from Piers Ant [...]


  10. Obviously the title is yet another pun Prince Dolph is dealing with figuring out which of two girls betrothed to him is going to actually be his wife Guess polygamy isn t allowed in Xanth A pity I think this book was where I started to lose interest in this series I wasn t a huge fan in the first place I thought they were basically readable, and wanted to know all the details because my best friend loved them and we had little jokes that referenced the series, but Piers Anthony started sacrifici [...]


  11. Book thirteen of the Xanth series find Che, the foal of Chex Cheiron kidnapped by goblins Getting help, search parties scour Xanth to find the youngster Dolph is one party, Nada and Electra are another, and an ogre is another Heading back to where he was taken, Chex runs into Jenny Elf and her cat Sammy These two stumbled into Xanth from the World of Two Moons because Sammy was trying to find a feather He can find anything, except for home, and leads Jenny to Che While trying to rescue him, she [...]


  12. When I first read this book a few years ago, I laughed at the title My boyfriend asked me what was so funny, read the title and stared blankly at it I read it aloud Nothing Ah, the ultimate proof some love puns, and some just don t get it Time is running out for Electra, as she must marry Dolph before her birthday or die However, Dolph doesn t want to marry her, he s sure he loves only Nada Before a wedding can occur however, Che the flying centaur foal has been foalnapped, and all of Xanth must [...]


  13. Man from Mundania, the twelfth Xanth volume, intervenes between this one and The Heaven Cent, which I reviewed here earlier this year but Barb and I couldn t wait to read this one, since it provides the solution to Dolph s problem of two Betrothees And solve it Anthony does, in his own perfect fashion, with everybody happy this is, after all, Xanth and some personal growth that comes from making a decision to do the right thing Others besides Dolph, too, will be faced with ethical dilemmas and c [...]


  14. The winged centaur Che has been kidnapped by the goblins In a quest to get him back, Che s parents, Dolph, and Jenny Elf a newbie to Xanth from another world give chase, but it turns out the goblins want Che for a pretty important reason That said, you can t just steal a sentient creature and not expect there to be consequences In the middle of all this, Dolph is still struggling to choose a wife How will it all tie together Anthony gave a shout out to a big fan of his by making her a character [...]


  15. Xanth is a fantasy novel that is based almost entirely on wordplay, specifically puns The series occupies a strange space between silly and weird Anthony has some odd opinions on themes, such as sex, racism, prejudice, growing up, and the use of magic in everyday life The writing vacillates between heavy handed condescending to extended analysis of magic, science, and the application of the rules of Xanth Some love it, some hate it I personally thought it was a strange read but harmless, althoug [...]


  16. I read at least five books in the Xanth series after Isle of View , but I believe this may be the last one that I really enjoyed Sure, there s all the usual silliness, plus a guest star from ElfQuest that appears completely out of left field but that was for a good cause , and yes Piers Anthony ticked me the HECK off when he thanked a reader for sending in the answer to Dolph s dilemma after he d already written it the wrong way Gah, reader submissions Don t get me started But in all this book w [...]


  17. This is the third Xanth book I borrowed from Matt nobody bought them at the garage sale P and I was interested in it because I knew the dilemma of Dolph s betrothal would be resolved I have to say, interesting solutionOf course, a majority of the book concerns the quest to rescue Che, the flying centaur foal and the random appearance of Jenny Elf I do like the parallels of the situation, and how some species in the series are maturing changing, just like the centaurs kind of die near the beginni [...]


  18. I remembered that I had read this, but virtually notng about it I suspect that may be the case for moat of the rest that I ve read before, from here on out because these next few I ve only read once or twice before and it was when they were first published In other words, it was when I was a sleep deprived mother of infants and toddlers in the nineties I can t even remember exactly which one was the last I read, so that will be a surprise, too.This is the book where Prince Dolph must make the de [...]


  19. Oh, Piers Anthony I found this one in a box of random books I d picked up, delighted to find an author I recognized Imagine my surprise when I realized this was one of the books I d read in my youth, when I understood words better than content often than not If you re looking for an in depth fantasy world that changes your life, this is not it Not to say that Xanth isn t fleshed out it is just pure light hearted fun.I m an escapist, and I love the Xanth novels because I don t have to think beyo [...]


  20. With this book, Anthony continues to inject a grown up feel into the world of Xanth The main premise is the kidnapping of the centaur Che by goblins and the efforts of his friends to find him and work out a deal for his release Throughout this story, the characters also deal with critical relationships with each other, one in particular being a matter of life or death The reader will also notice Anthony s continued foray into sexuality, human and fantasy creature alike The writing contains less [...]


  21. SUMMARY LovelornLoveworn Love LostPerplexed Prince Dolph, Xanth s precocious shapeshifter, should be in love but isn t Nonetheless, he must chose between two fianc es Nada the uninterested and Electra the uninteresting or all three of them will suffer the most dire consequences Luckily a convenient catastrophe has popped up to distract Dolph form his dilemma the foal napping of young Che Centaur by goblins And the only one who knows where Che is is a nice but remarkably naive elflike gir named J [...]


  22. Isle of View, or I LOVE YOU in punnish Xanthese is the name of Piers thirteenth Xanthish offering We all should have this guys problem, two many options Positively perplexed Prince Dolph, Xanth s precocious shapeshifter, should be in love but isn t So, he must make a decision to choose between two fianc es, Nada and Electra, or the three of them will suffer heinous consequences A horse napped foal provides a welcome convenient catastrophe to distract Dolph from his dilemma.Remember, never betrot [...]


  23. A decent romp through Xanth, even if I knew that Che was never in any real trouble The worst part of the book is Jenny Elf, probably the very first Mary Sue to ever make it in fiction Not only is she an elf from another place in this case, a comic books series , but she has the magic ability to solve all the problems the plot dictates.Look, I like Xanth novels for 2 reasons the puns and the quest and sometimes even the plot This book has the quest and the puns, but it s very thin on plot.


  24. I really should have loved a book about winged centaurs Don t get me wrong, I loved it but I found myself thinking, get on with it a little too much I wish the book had Dolph, Electra, and Nalda and less goblins I also didn t like the thesaurus demon.The ending made up for the books slow parts though, I really enjoyed watching Dolph truly see Electra And my heart swelled for Electra as she spent her wedding night, it was sweet and romantic I never expected such a sweetly romantic scene from Xa [...]


  25. As I mentioned in my review of Heaven Cent, this book doesn t really stand alone but rather is a conclusion of the events well some of them of that book As such, it feels like that one had all the action and this is just a 300 page epilogue.Even though I read this at the age of 11, I found the sex scene to be way too tame It felt like the adult parts of the book were purposefully edited so that I could read it, at a time when I really, really wanted to be one of the adults.Damn the Conspiracy


  26. Any woman looks beautiful in her wedding dress This is one of my favorite Xanth novels so far the characters are all amazing We get a foal napped Che Centaur a winged centaur , Jenny Elf from the Land of Two Moons and her cat Sammy plus we get to see a resolution of the whom will Dolph marry debacle of a few books ago, Electra or Nada, and I love the choice Plus a new world is introduced, many new magical talents, and lots of new faces who we ll be seeing a lot of


  27. If you haven t read the note at the end of the book you lost a valuable lesson about the author, and he rose up to one of my top sci fi authors for that little piece Of course I also have to blame him for bringing another set of books I am going to have to figure out how to get my hands on sigh and since his note was written in 1989, thats going to be fun


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